Remember the fugly new building at 165 Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg that was featured as a Development Watch on Thursday? Well, the Waterfront Preservation Alliance went back and found a photo of what used to be there in ye olde days. The photo about, taken sometime in the 1940s, shows the Havemeyer Sanitary Market, which was built to replace the pushcarts that were a dominant form of vending between the wars. "Mind you the old market was no architectural gem, but at least it served a public purpose," writes the WPA. "This apartment building is an instant eyesore with no redeeming social value."
Then & Now: Havemeyer Sanitary Market [WPA]
Development Watch: 165 Havemeyer Street [Brownstoner]
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